Seedy Quinoa And Cacao Slices..

Fancy trying these Seedy Quinoa and Cacao Slices recipe out?

Specially created for Sevenhills Wholefoods by Deliciously Ella.

(Gluten + Dairy Free, Vegan).

These sticky fruit and nut bars are the perfect afternoon treat. Packed full of superfood goodness they’ll keep you going with natural energy.

How To Make Seedy Quinoa And Cacao Slices:


Makes: Around 16 small slices

Prep time – 25 minutes
Setting time – 40 minutes

What you need:

For the base:

  • 200g hazelnuts
  • 8 Medjool dates
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp Sevenhills Wholefoods organic extra virgin raw coconut oil 25g puffed quinoa 80g golden flax seeds
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 60g Sevenhills Wholefoods organic goji berries
  • 150g chopped dried apricots

For the cacao topping:

  • 3 tbsp Sevenhills Wholefoods organic raw cacao powder
  • 100g Sevenhills Wholefoods organic cacao butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Sevenhills Wholefoods organic raw chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp Sevenhills Wholefoods organic goji berries

What you do:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C and roast the hazelnuts for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  2. Start by pitting the dates and adding them to the food processor with the almond butter, tahini and coconut oil. Blend for about 5 minutes, until a smooth paste forms, then add the mixture to a large mixing bowl. Stir the quinoa puffs, flax seeds, sesame seeds, goji berries and apricots into the date paste and mix until completely combined.
  3. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and press the mixture into the baking tray, making sure it is even and quite firmly packed. Place in the fridge to set while you make the cacao layer.
  4. For the cacao layer, simply place the cacao powder, cacao butter and maple syrup in a sauce pan and heat really gently until the three have melted together, don’t let them come to the boil though.
  5. Remove the base layer from the fridge and pour the cacao over the top. Sprinkle with chia seeds and goji berries to decorate then return the tray to the fridge for another hour and a half to let the cacao layer set. Slice and enjoy!

*Recipe and recipe photo by Sevenhills Wholefoods*


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32 Comments

  1. Tamar SB
    July 31, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Oh that sounds quite lovely!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 2, 2016 / 5:44 am

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar 🙂

  2. Cathy Glynn
    August 8, 2016 / 7:06 am

    This looks perfect for that mid morning snack to keep me going till lunch time. x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 8, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks Cathy 🙂

  3. Baby Isabella
    August 8, 2016 / 7:24 am

    Not so sure I would eat it, but my mummy sure would! Sounds super healthy and a great snack to keep energy levels up. She needs all the help she can get chasing around after me!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 8, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Hehe, I remember mine all being little 🙂

  4. Joanna
    August 8, 2016 / 9:13 am

    I didn't think you can use quinoa for sweet recipes, I only had it in savory dishes. It looks very interesting for a healthy breakfast or a midday snack.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 8, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Joanna 🙂

  5. Margarett Murphy
    August 8, 2016 / 9:52 am

    Looks nice and healthy! Bonus..

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 8, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  6. Mellissa Williams
    August 8, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    What a super healthy sweet treat. I need to make this as it sounds delicious

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 8, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Mellissa 🙂

  7. Anosa Malanga
    August 8, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Oooh I am loving these big time, healthy and nutritious

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 8, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks Anosa 🙂

  8. ana de jesus
    August 9, 2016 / 9:00 am

    Wow these slices look heavenly! I would love some seedy quinoa and cacao slices right now!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 9, 2016 / 2:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Ana 🙂

  9. Stella Olojola
    August 9, 2016 / 9:56 am

    These slices would make a yummy snack. Love your photos.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 9, 2016 / 2:42 pm

      Thanks for the comment Stella 🙂

  10. beautyqueenuk
    August 9, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Well I did crinkle my nose up till I saw the photos, now I do want to try it yes please!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 9, 2016 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks lovely 🙂

  11. Kara Guppy
    August 10, 2016 / 7:35 am

    They look delicious – I look after a girl who is gluten and dairy free so will have to attempt to make these

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 10, 2016 / 9:18 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Kara 🙂

  12. Alina Ghost
    August 10, 2016 / 7:37 am

    I never would have thought of putting those things together to make something so delicious. I must give this a try and invite my gluten free friend over :)Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 10, 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks for the comment Alina 🙂

  13. Evelina
    August 10, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Oh my this looks absolutely amazing! And knowing that is gluten and diary free makes it even better.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 10, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      Thanks for the comment Evelina:)

  14. Grant R
    August 10, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    I had quinoa before in savoury dishes and didn't like it. This, however, looks very tasty and I'd be prepared to revisit it. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 10, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Grant 🙂

  15. Chilling With Lucas
    August 12, 2016 / 6:54 am

    Looks great for my mid morning snack with a decaf coffee x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 14, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  16. Stephanie Myers
    August 17, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    oh this sounds delicious!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 18, 2016 / 9:09 am

      Thanks for stopping by Stephanie 🙂

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